Adults 14 euros; under 18s and I amsterdam Card and Museumkaart holders, free.
The Van Gogh museum's shop has lots of lovely posters - but bear in mind that only smaller ones will fit in to carry-on baggage on planes.
Consider investing in one of the excellent audio tours - there are ones for adults (5 euros) and children (2.50 euros). There are also free, challenging treasure hunts pitched at children aged six to 10.
Friday evenings - when the museum stays open until 10pm - are a great time to visit: the galleries are usually uncrowded, there's a civilised atmosphere, and there's always some additional musical or artistic entertainment going on.
If you buy tickets in advance online, you skip the entrance queues altogether and go straight in. You can purchase tickets at home, from some Amsterdam hotels, and from the city's tourist offices. I amsterdam Card (www.iamsterdamcard.com) holders join a shorter queue than the main one.
At peak times, queues are long to get in, and the galleries are unpleasantly packed. Mornings, especially at weekends, and especially when wet, tend to busiest.
- Culture vultures
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- First-time travellers